The Office of Career Development encourages undecided students to
explore their options. No matter where you are in your
career development, in order to make informed decisions, you need
information about yourself and about the world of work. A
variety of resources to assist you in your exploration process
Focus 2 Career Assessment
FOCUS 2 is a self-paced, online career and education planning
tool for college students. It will enable you to self-assess your
career-relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and
areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment
results. FOCUS 2 also provides valuable occupation
FOCUS 2 Provides:
- Career assessments
- Occupational information
- Videos about various career fields
- Career planning tools
- Career options by education level
- Side-by-side occupational comparisons
To optimize your use of FOCUS 2, be sure to:
Complete the Self-Assessment section within the program.
Schedule an appointment with the Office of Career Development to
review your results by calling 740.366.9453.
To Get Started with FOCUS 2
Returning users: Log in
Now using the account you have already created.
First-time users: Create
a New Account Use the following ACCESS CODE when prompted –
Choose a username and password for future use. Be sure to
remember your personal username and password as the Office of
Career Development will not have it on file.
For more information on what FOCUS 2 assessment can do for you,
view this presentation. FOCUS 2 Career
Remember, choosing a program of study and career path is your own
responsibility and no assessment or career advisor can make these
difficult decisions for you. However, FOCUS 2 is a great place to
start and the Office of Career Development is here to help you
weigh your options.
Questions – contact the Office of Career Development at
What Can I Do With This Major
Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information
about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical
career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as
well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.
Continue your research through the websites provided.
What Can I Do With This Major? is produced by the University
of Tennessee’s Center for Career Development, and rights to use
the product are sold through a subscription. If your institution
is interested in purchasing a subscription, please visit
our Webstore for ordering information. If you are a
student, contact your school’s career center.
What Can I Do With
Experiential Learning – Students
Experiential learning involves the attainment of professional
experience through a variety of means. Formalized methods
may include internships, fieldwork, practicum, clinical
experiences, and service-learning. Such experiences may be
based within an academic program and credit-bearing, while others
may be a result of a student’s interest in his or her
professional development. Experiential learning also
includes informal approaches such as job shadowing, volunteerism,
campus leadership, and other co-curricular opportunities.
The message is clear, the attainment of a degree is not enough.
Employers are looking for new employees that have
knowledge, skills, and experience related to the field.
Students must be able to demonstrate the application of
these abilities and posses the “soft skills” that all
organizations are seeking. Participating in one or multiple
experiences while in college will help you reach your
The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical
College recognize the importance of experiential learning
opportunities for both the educational advancement of students
and the growth of host employers’ businesses and
Experiential Learning Quick Links
Experiential Learning – Employers
How an Internship Will Benefit Your Organization
- An intern’s fresh perspective can shed light on
opportunities that are currently not being utilized, as well as
help solve old problems
- Internships allow employers to cost-effectively “test drive”
interns as potential employees
- Hosting an intern will help determine if there is enough
additional work to support hiring someone full time
- With an intern working on temporary/seasonal projects, the
professional staff can pursue bigger projects
What Is an Internship?
Internship: A temporary, hands-on working and learning
experience designed to prepare an individual for a particular
General Internship Agreement (Non
Every student participating in a non credit-bearing internship
must provide documentation prior to the start of the experience.
The Internship Agreement should be reviewed and signed by all
- Participating Student
- Internship/Experience Site Supervisor
- Office of Career Development
The student should return the completed form with an Internship
Position Description to the Office of Career Development located
in Warner 226.
Create a Position Description
The purpose of the internship position description is to provide
a framework to what the intern will be doing throughout the
experience. An internship position description should
- Internship position title
- Company/Organization name and location
- Intern supervisor name, title, and contact information
- Preferred major or program of study
- Primary duties/responsibilities of intern
- Position requirements and/or Preferred skills and experience
- Number of hours student is expected to serve in the
internship—if not set by the academic program of study
- Daily hours per week/days per week service is to take place
- Internship start date/end date
- Wages employer is to pay intern per hour/week/month—if
- How a student is to apply for the internship
- Consider identifying special projects such as writing
assignments, evaluating or processing data, creation of a project
or special report for the internship site organization, etc.
Post Your Internship Opportunity
Visit our electronic job board powered by College Central Network
Once registered, you can post your internship opportunities to
Ohio State Newark and Central Ohio Technical College. An
employer help sheet for use of the site is located here.
Employer Quick Links
Job and Internship Board
Central Ohio Technical College Uses College Central
Network as its official Resume and Job posting service.
Student and Alumni Registration Directions
Employer Registration Directions
to explore additional job opportunities throughout the
OhioMeansInternships to search for internship
opportunities throughout the state.